The Ugly Bug Ragtime Threeare a brand new band that brings together three of Scotland’s finest jazzers to play a wonderful mix of hot rags, blues and stomps from the golden age of jazz all delivered with real drive, swing and verve by the wee band with the big, big sound.
John Burgesson clarinet and saxophones has played at Jazz Festivals and clubs all over the world from The USA and Canada to Northern Africa, The Middle East and Europe. John has also played on over one hundred recordings and has played and recorded with Roy Williams, Enricco Tomasso, Digby Fairweather, Forrie Cairns, Ian Bateman, Jim Fryer, Jim Mullen, Tom Kincaid, Stephanie Trick, Amy Roberts and Max Bygraves.
Ross Milligan’sguitar and banjo has graced live and studio sessions with artists as diverse as The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Trip Hop Artist Tricky, Horse, Pee Wee Ellis, Ute Lemper, Barbara Morrison, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir George Martin and The Scottish Guitar Quartet. Ross has also written music for the films Get Happy (2015), Butterflies of Bill Baker (2013) and his compositions have appeared on TV worldwide.
An increasingly familiar face on the Scottish jazz scene Andy Sharkey’s string bass has graced sessions with singers Todd Gordon and Niki King, pianists Brian Kellock and Euan Stevenson, saxophonist Konrad Wisniewski and guitarist Nigel Clark and he has toured in the U.K. and U.S. with West End hit musical "The Rat Pack”.